Japan: Shark Cull in Okinawa

14 July 2011.

In early July, a shark cull took place in the waters of the Yaeyama Islands.

It’s an archipelago in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

According to the local officials, the claimed purpose of the shark hunt is to

protect the fishing industry from damage caused by sharks.

During the two days fishing event, the Yaeyama Fishery Cooperative caught

87 sharks with a total weight of approximately 11 tons.

The catch included several adult tiger sharks ( Galeocerdo cuvier ) up to 500 kg in weight.

Source and Photo Credit: kyodoshi.com.






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